Patrick Candelaria

Patrick Candelaria

Patrick Candelaria’s 17-year successful ride through his comedy career has been filled with laughter all the way. He has traveled over half a million miles around the world creating an adventure that includes a dozen overseas comedy tours for the United States military, over a hundred college, corporate and benefit performances, and countless comedy club appearances.

Audiences literally hold their sides and wipe away tears of laughter when Patrick gets on a roll. His story-telling style mixed liberally with quick one-liners includes topics everyone can relate to. George Lopez said Patrick is “Pound for pound, one of the funniest comics out there,” and Tommy Chong called Patrick, “A very funny Mexican”. When you see his act, you’ll see why.

Patrick’s act relates to all audiences. His start in showbiz was as a juggler and magician at an amusement park in his home town of El Paso, TX. His comedy club act has brought him to The Strip in Las Vegas where he makes an annual appearance at The Riviera Comedy Club among other clubs all over the country. His college routine has had students in New York, Florida, Texas and other states cheering at his observations and wit. Candelaria makes most of his appearances for corporations and companies who want to add something special and original to their meetings or events. Colleagues are amazed at how he can get non-stop laughs from an audience without ever going past a PG rating.

Patrick is most proud of his twelve overseas tours in the past ten years that have put him in front of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen of the United States Military. He has entertained Officer’s Clubs in Korea and Japan, inside a C-130 hangar in Germany, and did a show inside a bunker in Iraq. He helped ring in a New Year in Sarajevo at a NATO base, spent Christmas in Kosovo and Fourth of July in Tikrit.

Patrick Has released Two full-length comedy CDs, “World’s Largest Ceiling Fan” and “Operation: Big Slow Target” available online or following one of his shows.

Patrick’s humor alone is hilariously over-the-top but for many events he can include a juggling and magic aspect of his routine that incorporates volunteers from the audience and keeps the laughs rolling.

Patrick Candelaria has his home in El Paso, Texas but lives conveniently close to the airport.

Corporate Clients
Mack Energy Golf Tournament, Artesia, NM:2001
Socorro Independent School District, School district Celebration and Paraprofessional Conferences, El Paso:2001
University of Phoenix Counselors Convention, El Paso Country Club
El Paso Rehabilitation Center Employee Workshop:2001
Texas Department of Transportation United Way Kick-off Campaign, El Paso:2001
U.S. Department of Defense, Five overseas tours including Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Okinawa, Korea: 1997-2000
AT&T Employees “Day Off”, Coronado Country Club: 2000
Southwest Conbenience Stores (7-11s) Annual Meetings, El Paso and Odessa, Texas:1998-2000
KPMG Annual Gala, El Paso Country Club: 2000
Hooper Volunteer Fire Dept., Hooper Nebraska:2000
Reach For a Star Fundraiser, El Paso: 1999
Kirkland Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque: 1999
Ace Exterminators Christmas Party, Albuquerque:1999
Providence-Sierra Hospital, Employee Appreciation Month, Ten performances, El Paso: 1999
Dairy Queen of Texas, Regional Meeting, Ruidoso, NM:1999
Artesia, New Mexico Country Club: 1998-2001
Farmer’s Insurance Annual Christmas Dinner, Santa Teresa, New Mexico: 1997
Red Ribbon Week, Ysleta Independent School District: 1997
El Paso Junior League, Midnight Basketball guest speaker: 1997
AHEAD (Association of Hispanic Educators And Doctors) Scholarship Benefit, Las Cruces, New Mexico: 1997

Recent Corporate Events
Texas Department of Transportation, Van Horn, TX 2006
Animal Rescue League, El Paso, 2006
Del Norte Lion’s Club, El Paso, 2005-06
Big Brothers-Big Sisters, El Paso, 2005
Tony Lama Corp., El Paso, 2005
Vista Hills Country Club, El Paso, 2005
El Paso Special Olympics, 2004-05
Laughs For Literacy, El Paso Coliseum, 2005

Has Performed With
GEORGE LOPEZ, DARRYL HAMMOND, TOMMY CHONG, SHERMAN HEMSLEY, Tommy Davidson, Willie Barcena, Kevin Pollack, Paul Rodriguez, Judy Tenuta, Paulie Shore, Ronnie Bullard, Todd Yohn, Taylor Mason, John Morgan, Gary Muledeer, Chris Fonseca, Gabriel Iglesias, Todd Yohn, Jeff Dunham, Michael Finney

Performances
Riviera Comedy Club (Las Vegas)
The Laff Spot (Houston)
The Ice House (Pasadena, CA)
Bart Reed’s Comic Strip (El Paso, Tx.)
Comedy Showcase (Houston)
River Center Comedy Club (San Antonio, TX.)
Cap City Comedy Club (Austin, TX.)
The IMPROVisation (Hollywood, CA. and Tempe, AZ.)
Zanie’s (Chicago, IL.)
The Laugh Factory (Hollywood, CA.)
Loonees (Colorado Springs, CO.)
Laffs (Albuquerque, NM. and Tucson, AZ.)
Amarillo Comedy Club (guess where)
Jokers (Oklahoma City and Omaha, NE.)
Tulsa Comedy Club (Tulsa, OK {where else?})
Hyena’s (Fort Worth and Arlington, TX.)
The Loony Bin (Memphis, TN. and Wichita, KS.)
Stanford’s (Kansas City, MO. and Little Rock, AR.)

Television
“Latino Laugh Festival”, SITV Network, 2004
“Loco Comedy Jam” Telemundo 2003
Que Loco! Galavision, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Other Performances
Headlined ten tours overseas for Department of Defense including Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, Japan and Korea: 1997-2005
Named Texas’ Top Latino Comic by HISPANIC magazine, August, 1997.
Performs for dozens of Colleges and Corporate shows, featuring a one-man one-hour comedy act with juggling and magic.
Participated in the 1997 Latino Laugh Olympics at The IMPROVisation in Hollywood, CA.
Recently released a full length comedy CD entitled “Patrick Candelaria: The World’s Largest Ceiling Fan”
Colleges and Universities
The University of Texas at El Paso
University Nebraska at Lincoln
Eastern Illinois University
New Mexico Technical University
Laredo Junior College
University of Texas-Pan American
Eastern New Mexico Junior College
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M-Canyon
Shreiner College-Keyyville, Texas
El Paso Community College
Wabonsee Community College-Aurora, Illinois

“Patrick’s quick natural wit, mixed with a story-telling style has audiences wiping away tears of laughter. His fifteen years’ experience on comedy stages, as well as professional theater and street performer (juggler/magician), make him at home at any venue.

Catch his hilarious act as he is sure to be the next rising star of comedy”

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Mingo Saldivar

Mingo Saldivar

A career than spans over four decades, Saldivar has grown to be one of the most dynamic and electrifying accordionist today. He is considered not only a pioneer, but a legend in Conjunto music.

At the age of 66, Saldivar was awarded our nations highest honor. In September of 2002, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Mingo with the National Heritage Fellowship Award. An award that recognizes individuals for their lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.

Known to his fans as “The Dancing Cowboy”, Saldivar is now considered a National Treasure for his contributions through his music. Born in Marion, Texas a small community just Northeast of San Antonio, Saldivar was introduced to music by his father Jesus Saldivar and mother Pauline Saldivar. At the age of 11 Saldivar began learning the guitar, taught to him by his father. In time and after mastering several different instruments, Saldivar found his talent to be with the button accordion.

After spending sometime in the army as a paratrooper, Saldivar was introduced to the sound of country music and rhythm and blues, which today you can hear how he has incorporated it into his own unique style of playing. After leaving the army, Saldivar played with different conjunto bands, including Los Guadalupanos.

In 1964, Saldivar took his family to Anchorage, Alaska where he opened up a Mexican restaurant and created the only Conjunto band in the area. In 1971, Saldivar came back to his native San Antonio, where in 1975 started his own group known today as Mingo Saldivar Y Los Cuatro Espadas.

In recent years Saldivar has played at such venues as President Clinton’s First Inaugural Gala, the 1996 Olympics, Carnegie Hall, and a 5 week USIA tour of Africa and the Near Middle East. Saldivar is an Ambassador of Hispanic culture and tradition, sending his message through every note played on his accordion.

Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino – New York, NY

Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino – New York, NY

Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino, not only are they New York’s Finest Mariachi, but they have been rated as the “Northeast’s Finest Mariachi from NYC!” Que Viva El Mariachi Si Señor! Just as seen on channels ABC, NBC, MTV, MTV Tres, Univision, Telemundo etc. Not only has Mariachi Tapatio done TV shows, they have also done concerts at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefellar Center, Cipriani Wall St. etc. Musical director Alvaro Paulino Jr. also tours with the “Nation’s Premier Mariachi”, Mariachi Sol De Mexico del maestro Jose Hernandez along with the great singer Luis Miguel! We have from the smallest to largest band available for you!

Mariachi Tapatio De Alvaro Paulino has performed at:
-Encuentro International Del Mariachi in New York, NY, Annually_
-Santa Cecilia Celebration in Brooklyn, NY, Annually
_-4th of July Parade in Florham Park, NJ, Annually
_-Jose Jose’s “El Principe De La Cancion” 40th Career Anniversary in New York, NY, February 2003 _
-Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Huntington, NY, October 3, 2003 _
-Harborfest in Oswego, NY, July 22-25, 2004
_-1st Mexican Independence Day celebtration at City Hall in New York, NY, September 16, 2004
_-Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Huntington, NY, October 1, 2004
_-Latino Leadership Alliance Banquet and Fundraiser in Philadelphia, PA, October 14, 2004
-David Letterman Show in New York, NY, May 4, 2005
-ASUKA Cruise in Cayman Islands, Panama and Costa Rica June 18 – 22, 2005
-TARGET wake up calls for Black Friday Sale Nationwide November 2005
-ABC’s Good Morning America in New York, NY, May 5, 2006
-III Congreso Mariano in New York, NY, May 21, 2006
-Premios Sin Limite in Long Island, NY, June 15, 2006
-El Diario De Mexico 4th Anniversary in New York, NY, August 25, 2006
-Casa Puebla, Yvonne Limon’s Art Expo in New York, NY August 25, 2006
-Madison Square Garden, Irish Ropes Boxing (John Duddy vs. Yory Boy Campas) in New York, NY, September 29, 2006
-St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, NY, December 12, 2006
-Copa Cabana in New York, NY, May 4, 2007
-Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY, May 5 – 6, 2007
-McDonald’s Promotion on 93.1 Amor in New York, NY, June 14, 2007
-Maria Felix Expo at Rockefellar Plaza in New York, NY, July 16, 2007
-Pier 61 South Street Seaport in New York, NY, July 26, 2007
-97.9 FM La Mega Studios in New York, NY, August 13, 2007
-92.7 FM La Que Buena in New York, NY, August 18, 2007
-NYTVF 2007 (New York Television Film Festival) Video Shmideo Screening in New York, NY September 5 – 9, 2007
-Mexian Cultural Center for the Mexican Independence Day Celebration in Philadelphia, PA September 16, 2007
-PEPSI Bottling Group Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Somers, NY, October 11, 2007
-Brooklyn Borough Hall for Brooklyn’s President Marty Markowit in Brooklyn, NY, October 4, 2007
-Dia De Los Muertos – Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders / Cultura Mexicana Sin Fronteras in New York, NY, November 2, 2007
-Musical performance with with Lola Beltrran;s daughter, Maria Elena Beltran in Baltimore, MD, November 19, 2007
– Shoot for RPI/MTV 52/52 Bands: Wyclef Jean and Melissa Jimenez in New York, NY, December 7, 2007
– Fundraiser for National Dance Institute of Manhattan at Lincoln Center on April 7, 2008
– The Times Center in NYC on April 28, 2008
– Turnstone Casino in Verona, NY May 2 – 3, 2008
– “Cinco De Mayo” concert at Flushing Meadow, Park in Queens, NY on May 4, 2008
– Backed up Pablo Montero, Maria Elena Beltran, and Tigre Lupercio at Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY May 4, 2008
– 97.9 FM La Mega studio on the #1 morning “El Vacilon De La Mañana” in NYC on May 5, 2008
-McDonald’s promotion for Southern Style chicken biscuit and sandwich in NYC on May 15, 2008.
-America’s Society Gala on Cipriani Wall St. in NYC on June 4, 2008.
-Mexican Co. “Televisa” on World Yacht Marina Pier 81 in NYC on June 11, 2008.
-TV show “The Whitest Kids You know” Nov. 2008
-Holiday Online Card on http://www.myfacelol.com Dec. 2008
-ABC Tv show “Cupid” Summer 2008 – Winter 2009
-MTV Tres commercial for ESL Jan, 27, 2009
-Jose Cuervo “Silver” Promotion party Jan 30, 2009
-“Suburban Adventures” TV shoot Jan 31, 2009
-Television show “Make My Day” with Vivica Fox and Montel Williams in NYC May 29, 2009
-Concert at Rockefeller Center for NYC Restaurants reception June 8, 2009
-Tribute to “The Beatles” concert in Union Square NYC on Sept, 9,2009
-Flim shoot for MGM movie “Zookeeper” with Kevin James in Boston, MA on Sept 27-29, 2009
-NBC comedy show “30 Rock” with Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan Oct. 26, 2009
-Sketch film shoot for in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn NY Dec. 6, 2009
-Concert at “Museo Del Barrio” Dec. 20, 2009

Mariachi Damas de Jalisco – San Antonio, TX

Damas de Jalisco is San Antonio’s premiere all-female mariachi ensemble. These young ladies are San Antonio’s newest and hottest cultural sensation! Founded May 21, 2005, and hand picked by director Sonia Marin, Damas is an eleven piece group comprised of local beauties ranging from 19 to 28 years old. These young musicians have been chosen for their specific talents, instrumentally and vocally as the best and brightest that San Antonio has to offer!

All of the members of Damas de Jalisco have had previous successes in the genre of mariachi, with their varied performance experiences. Damas brings to the table some of the hottest vocal talent in San Antonio, with one of the core vocalists, Vanessa del Fierro having recently been a finalist on Voces de America-the latino version of American Idol! Some of these young ladies have shared the stage with musical icons such as Trio Los Panchos, Jose Feliciano, Mariachi Mujer 2000, Mariachi America, Sol de México, and the world renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.

Although these talented young ladies love their music and entertaining, they are not to be taken lightly. The repertoire of Damas is extremely unlike that of other ensembles. Together, Damas de Jalisco chooses music that carries meaning and relevance. These ladies love to interpret music they know will attract all of their audiences-from the young to the young at heart! The jazzy vocals mixed with the upbeat personality of each of the Damas is what excites audiences when first experiencing a group performance. These are just some of the reasons that Damas de Jalisco is anything but a typical mariachi!

A wide array of performance experience in such a short time span, is also what makes Damas de Jalisco an elite group. Using their art ot attract attention and awareness, Damas has supported different organizations such as ¡Feliz!, an awareness and fundraising organization for birth defects, based out of Houston, Texas. Seeking community involvement to promote humanitarian causes as well as their culture, last year Damas participated in a parade based out of the cultural heart of San Antonio at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center downtown. With the extensive military community in the Alamo city, Damas has also held the honor of performing for local military celebrations. The group has been featured on Channel 41 Univision in a news special, recommending them as the top mariachi to hire for Mother’s Day serenades. To add to all of this, the group has been hired by such entertainment companies as Stertio entertainment, and 3 local venues, at which the group performs regularly. The group offices out of the Network for Young Artists (NYA), a non-profit community youth group that promotes the arts for local talent in the San Antonio area.

When these ladies are not rehearsing at NYA or performing, they are either studying at local colleges and universities, working as professionals in their field of expertise or taking care of their families. Maintaining all of these important goals and interests intact and being awesome musicians really sets these young women apart from the rest! This drive for educational and career success carries over into their efforts as an ensemble. All you have to do is see these ladies perform together and you can see their personalities blend together to make up a unique and exquisite entertainment experience!

Elida Reyna

Elida Reyna

Since her earliest days as a performer, Elida Reyna has always known that in order to have an enduring career, her musical evolution must never end. And that is why she is undeniably the leading female force of her generation in the Tex-Mex industry.

Her instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing and her willingness to take creative risks is what has led her down a musical path of artistry and stardom. Knowing that music has no boundaries has fed her artistic growth and inspired her voice to become a vehicle of diverse expression. Possessing an ability to completely captivate audiences with her stage presence, Reyna is an artist fiercely proud of her Mexican-American roots, but also capable of crossing artistic borders by fusing that cultural sound with universal music elements. It is exactly that career-self portrait of her cultural roots that Elida presents in her most recent album. Recognized by BMI as an award winning composer, she continues to show that the accolade was no fluke; the second single “Con Solo Mirarte” will join the list of great hit songs she has composed over the years such as “Duele”, “Te Sigo Amando”, and “No Eres Para Mi”

Elida Reyna continues to expand and diversify her music and style, and at the same time staying true to her Latin roots; she not only continues to show how her evolution can be a great commodity when it comes to creating new ways to reach people, but also a sign of more things to come. “My therapy is music – interpreting my feelings in a song”, she says. “I think that people take that to heart. My own experiences inspire me and I’ll write songs about what I’ve gone through. That personal aspect makes me even more human to people. A good hook is nice, but what you have to say is more important”.

Elida Reyna was born in San Antonio, Tx on Aug, 17th, but raised in Mercedes, Tx. A town that she is very proud to say she’s from, “I’m proud to let people know where I’m from” Elida said at a recent concert. Growing up in Mercedes during the 1980s, she loved watching Tejano stars like Roberto Pulido and La Mafia. They proved to her that Tejano groups could put on as awesome of a live show as any rock hero.

Another important influence was Laura Canales, who was Tejano music’s top female star when Elida was growing up. “Laura Canales showed me that the music wasn’t the exclusive domain of guys. She had a big impact on me choosing this career.” Now, Elida hears similar compliments from young female fans. ..”Girls have told me that they love my music. They were inspired, the same way I was when I saw Laura Canales for the first time. It really is a great feeling to know that you can be a positive inspiration to someone”…

She is known as “La Reina de Majico Valle” and November 1, 2005 was proclaimed as “Elida Reyna Day” in Mercedes, TX. She was honored for all the hard work she has done in the Tejano scene. The long hours in the studio, show after show, city after city, the days away from family, the sleepless nights, and award after award…

Elida began singing at quinceaneras and weddings in 1988. She began her musical career in 1991 when she met arranger Noel Hernandez (former bass player of Avante) at Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas. In 1992, Elida left her studies at the University of Texas-Pan American to pursue music full-time. While many parents might have been mortified, Elida’s dad bought an RV for her and her band. Two years later, they released their debut CD, “Atrevete,” which included the melodic ballad hit “Luna Llena.” She continued her upward spiral, winning numerous awards, and has been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” & “Female Entertainer of the Year”. In 2000 Elida scored big with a ranchero song entitled, “Duele”. Elida has since traveled the world, performing in Asia and Europe. She has proven to be one of the most exciting and consistently successful Latin recording artists in the country.

In 2007 she signed to the prestigious label, Freddie Records. Her soon to be released album, “Domingo” was Elida’s most challenging album to date. Elida wanted to incorporate the old sound of “Avante”, but with a new flare. She contacted her former producer/ music mogul, Noel Hernandez, and current musical director, who is molding the future of a new signature sound, Lalito Reyna. Elida describes this style as “refreshing and an ever evolving genre of music.” This album is set apart from the rest because Elida wrote nine of the thirteen songs. She collaborated with Lalito Reyna on most of the songs, and Freddie Martinez Sr. wrote a duet Elida sang with Jesse Turner. “This album has a good blend of cumbias, rancheras, and ballads. I think the fans will be pleasantly surprised. There is even a song dedicated to my kids called “Todo Es Posible”. The studio time was very rewarding to me because I got to express myself as a writer and a vocalist. The first single is titled “Te Espero” charted at 1 for 6 weeks on Media Guide and the song “Domingo” charted at 1 as well for 8 weeks.

Elida hosted the nationally televised “Pura Vida Awards” where she and the band were nominated by the industry’s top professionals in a record setting five categories. She has been featured in People Magazine, TV Guide, Texas Monthly and Latina Magazine and has appeared on the cover of many of the most widely circulated Latin publications in the world. Recently performed in Washington D.C. for Preseident Barrack Obama at the Latino Inaugeral Ball where she performed her with song “Quedemos Como Amigos” with Michael Salgado.

She is truly a sweet, and down to earth person who always has time to sign a picture for a fan and talk a little. I am glad to say she is a friend. If you’ve seen one of her show, you’ll know why. If you haven’t, make plans to see Elida Reyna. You’re missing out on a strong, talented female singer who does not only puts her heart into it, but you can sometimes catch her ending the song with tears in her eyes.

In June, Elida was featured in the magazine, “Southern Living”, in a spread about aristists that live in the south. Elida has been featured in People Magazine, TV Guide, Latina Magazine, Texas Monthly and has also appeared on the cover of many of the most widely circulated Latin Publications in the world. Elida appeared in the Motion Picture “Harvest Of Redemption” directed by Javier Chapa. In the movie, she performed her hit “DUELE”.

Walter Campbell

Walter Campbell – Clean Comedian

Beyond his silliness, his versatility and energy mixed in with his clean and relevant comedy, enables him to reach people of all nationalities and backgrounds. His wit, animation, and charm create uncontrollable laughter and amusement in his stand up routines or as Master of Ceremonies.

He has worked with and opened for national entertainers such as Sinbad along with Sommore, Shang Forbes, Sheryl Underwood, Bruce Bruce, Don “DC” Curry, Carlos Mencia, Mark “The Chinaman” Britten, EMI Gospel recording artist Lamar Campbell, legendary R&B group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, as well as parody king Weird Al Yankovic in 2004.

As a skilled Master of Ceremonies, Walter has graced various stages around the world to host such events like the Sickle Cell Anemia Comedy Show Fundraiser, as well as entertaining an audience of 8,000 as the host at the 2005 East Coast Step Show in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In 2007, Walter showcased his talents being selected as the winner of the “Funniest Person in South Texas Comedy Competition” In 2001, he spent the year traveling around the world with the premier entertainment Air Force ensemble, Tops in Blue where he showcased his comedic skills, but also signing, dancing and magic. During his tour, Walt performed over 137 shows in 20 countries, including a pit stop at NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in 2002.

Stefani Montiel

Stefani Montiel

Born December 23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stefani Montiel (Stefani Barela Sullivan) arrived with a rich cultural lineage extending to Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy. Her Mexican-American roots, nevertheless, are her source of pride and the solid foundation for her life and her music.

While growing up, Stefani would watch and listen to Emilio Barela, her grandfather, as he played his accordion along classic rancheras. Her father, Dwight Sullivan also provided musical nourishment to the future Tejano superstar while performing with his band, Los Chavos, in New Mexico. At age three, in exchange for a bowl of cherries and a soda pop, Stefani made her singing debut to the amazement of everyone present, showing great poise and a naturally sweet and smooth voice.

The music world gave Stefani a warm welcome upon the release of her first single at age five. Side A featured “Rancho Grande” while side B broke into the airwaves with “Que Grande El Amor de Dios.” By age nine, Stefani recorded her first album “ANGEL BABY.” Besides the classic “Angel Baby” the album included three major hits “Las Gaviotas,” “Flor De Las Flores,” and “Blue Bayou.” Her second Long Play album was released when she turned fifteen years old, simply title “Listen to My Music” including a mixture of Country, Pop, and classic rancheras.

Searching for a future in the music business, Stefani moved to San Antonio, Texas in hopes of realizing greater fame. Her success was immediate with two major hits- “Primer Beso” and “Tú y Nadie Más.” She was soon signed to a long term contract with Sony Discos and released “TE VOY A ENAMORAR” which established her as a major force in the Tejano music industry. Other hits off this album were “Celos” and “Soy Feliz” which received national airplay, as well as the title track and accompanying video “Te Voy a Enamorar” featuring actor MARIO LOPEZ.

The first visit to Mexico, for Stefani, was a complete success due in part to her incredible charisma, impressive vocal power, and stunning beauty. She was named the Queen of the Monterrey Fair after giving a rousing performance before more than 100,000 fans.

The second album, “TODO MI AMOR” proved that Stefani was not a “one-hit wonder” and expanded her fan-base by including more of a “Pop” feel to some of the songs. Hits like “Sabado en la Noche”, “Angel en el Cielo”, and “Contigo” showcased her powerful range and smooth vocals. It became obvious to the public and industry insiders that they were witnessing the work of a major star with the ability to crossover into any type of music. Radio airplay increased to a frenzied level featuring hits from the previous album as well as “TODO MI AMOR.”

Her next release “PORQUE SOY MUJER” (Because I am a Woman) delivered still more hits including the title track, which established an important link of communication between the Tejano songbird and her loyal female fans. Songs that are now standards include “Porque Soy Mujer,” the gypsy-influenced “Baila Conmigo,” and the driving beat of “Ven Conmigo.”

Her latest album ” DULCE SENSACION” (Sweet Sensation) features one of the first songs she ever sang, “Angel Baby” with a Spanglish and a Spanish version featuring a cumbia beat. “DULCE SENSACION” is the definitive release by Stefani Montiel. Loaded with radio-friendly hits, the album hints at Regional Mexican, Pop, and Tropical while still strongly rooted in the Tejano sound. The first single “Ay Papi” written by Stefani, included a Tejano, hip-hop, and “Mambolicious” tropical version which all drew immediate success and airplay throughout the country as well as Los Angeles, Miami, and Puerto Rico. Also included on this album are “Daria Todo,” “La Puerta,” and the fully orchestrated, “Hermoso Amor.” The painstaking detail of the arrangements, the lyrics, the vocal delivery and the production quality speak volumes of Stefani Montiel’s talent and earned her a nomination for “BEST TEJANO PERFORMANCE” at the first ever Latin Grammys in 2000.

Stefani Montiel has come a long way from that three year old little girl in New Mexico, to a sensational tejano superstar admired by thousands. A strong voice empowering today’s youth to reach for the stars and go for the glory, Stefani strives to give her all to her fans. Her optimistic outlook on life and positive attitude will help her continue on the road to success where she will reign as the “dulce sensacion” in the hearts of her fans.